History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

08 July, 2014

Going for a Swim

Folks going for a swim!

Canada. Dept. of Interior / Library and Archives Canada

The swimming pool at Chateau Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada, 1930s. Source

George Eastman House

An autochrome of people swimming in Silver Lake, 1907-1932. Source

University of Washington Libraries

Tourists swimming at Sunrise Lake, Washington, despite the presence of snow, ca. 1927. Source

Library and Archives Canada

A boy's first swimming lesson in the pool at Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, 1961. Source

Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada

Canadian infantrymen swimming in the Mediterranean off Sicily, 1943. Source

Mennonite Church USA Archives 

A girl swimming in Arkansas, 1947. Source

City of Toronto Archives

A waterslide in the lake, Toronto, ca. 1920. Source

State Library of New South Wales

Soldiers swimming at El Arish, Palestine, WWI. Source

State Library of Queensland

Servicemen going for a (nude) swim in Queensland, WW2. Source

Nationaal Archief

Women doing more splashing than swimming in the ocean, ca. 1927. Source

State Library of New South Wales

A swimming pool in Junee, New South Wales, Australia, ca. 1930. Source

George Eastman House

All right, not so much swimming as advertising swimsuits, but still! 1932, by Nikolas Muray for the Ladies' Home Journal. Source

National Library of Scotland

Soldiers swimming in a river, near Arras, WWI. Source

Missouri State Archives

People swimming in a Missouri Lake. Source

George Eastman House

A woman diving into the water, ca. 1900. Source

1 comment:

K.E. Skedgell said...

I think my favorite is the servicemen in Queensland. ;)

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